Computer Networking Certificate

Prepares graduates with knowledge and skills in the areas of networking, computer support and data communications. Graduates are eligible to take appropriate certification exams (such as A+, Network+, MTA, and Microsoft MCP). Graduates can expect to work as entry-level network engineers, administrators, or computer support technicians (although many employers require an associate's degree). This program involves extensive hands-on work in computer labs featuring state-of the-art equipment.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • analyze and solve computer hardware and software problems.
  • apply critical thinking, team building, and problem solving skills to design and implement a local area network configuration.
  • describe OSI layers, their functionality, and maintain a LAN.
  • program and configure Cisco switches.
  • program and configure Cisco routers.
  • design, implement, evaluate and maintain a WAN.


First Semester

CIS 113 PC Maintenance and Support 3
CIS 170 Introduction to Networks 3
CIS 158 Windows Server Administration and Support 3
CIS 155, CIS 1101,
or CIS 111
PC Applications on Networks, Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming, or Introduction to Computer Science 3
(12 Credit Hours)

Second Semester

CIS 141 Introduction to Linux 3
CIS 171 Network Routing Fundamentals 3
CIS 258 Advanced Windows Ser Administration/Supp 3
CIS 172 Scaling Networks (cisco Semester 3) 3
(12 Credit Hours)

Third Semester

Elective CIS 142 Linux Administration or
CIS 172B Connecting Network Cisco Semester 4
CIS 257 Network Planning, Project Management and Implementation 3
(6 Credit Hours)


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